IVA @ San Joaquin

Weekly Update for Sept. 27, 2021

School Wide Updates

Zoom while in the car- Zooming while in a car is not safe nor conducive to learning. Each site campus provides IVA students with a place to participate in class (usually the library/media space). Students who are zooming while in the car will be moved to the waiting room and will be marked absent. Please contact the attendance office to report absences ivasecondary@iusd.org or 949-936-7400. Please refer to our IVA Video Conferencing Etiquette Agreement in our Parent/Student Handbook.

School Site Council- Our school site council is an important part of our school community. It consists of parents, teachers, staff and students. We are needing some parent volunteers to attend our School Site Council meetings this year. Meetings will be on zoom and we will look for a time that works for all participants. Please email Dr. Roberts, our principal, if you are interested at rebeccaroberts@iusd.org

Tilly Teen Empowerment Program- This program was created to introduce young adults to life tools that build confidence, inspire compassion, and encourage dreams with a caring, interactive and creative environment. Click IFRC- Tilly's Teen Empowerment Program for additional information. Scholarships are available! Topics covered in this 8 week series include: Positive Mindset, Finding Good in Everyone, Creating Healthy Options for Challenging Emotions, Learning to Ask for Support, Creating Inner Strength and Problem Solving Strategies. Sign up quickly, class starts Oct. 7th!

San Joaquin PTSA- Interested in joining the Parent Teacher Student Association? Click HERE for more information and to join. Our next meeting is October 5th at 4pm.

Virtual College Fair- OCDE Presents Virtual College & Career Discovery Fairs on October 20 and 21. Two days of online college and career fairs for middle and high school students, click HERE for more info and to register.

Irvine Parent Education Programs (IPEP) are FREE seminars and educational workshops offered to Irvine parents/guardians throughout the school year. Our goal is to empower parents/guardians with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their student’s education. IPEP offers a variety of workshops focused on topics important to parents/guardians of IUSD students. Experienced instructors and district-level representatives facilitate the interactive workshops, engaging participants in conversations and hands-on activities. Get more information and register on our webpage: www.iusd.org/ipep

The Irvine Family Resource Center is available to IUSD Families and typically serves students/parents who are having difficulty accessing their mental health support through their insurance provider due to lapse of coverage, a limited amount of sessions, not having mental health coverage within their insurance provider or is having difficulty getting linked to an appropriate provider. For more information on their services, click HERE and for upcoming events click HERE.

Community Resources

IUSD Parent and Family Engagement Resources

Operation School Bell- Click HERE

Care Solace- Click HERE

Additional resources:

IVA Website Click HERE

Program of Study Click HERE

Canvas Student Login Guide Click HERE

Canvas Parent Observer Guide Click HERE

Speak Up, We Care Click HERE

Irvine Family Resource Center Click HERE

Paper (Free Online Tutoring) Click HERE

High School Updates

High School Progress Grades- now available in the Aeries Parent Portal. Teachers have reported grades and/or comments for each of their classes.

High School IVA Advisement/Flex- Wednesday's and Thursday's will be used as tutorial time. Students will check into advisement with their teacher and complete a form to indicate how they are using the tutorial time. Students will then use the time to see teachers for support.

Women's Service Academy Night- Interested in applying to a U.S Service Academy? On Sept. 29th at 5pm Academy representatives will host a virtual information night. Click HERE to register.

Financial Aid Information- IUSD' s Financial Aid night was recorded and available HERE for you to view.

Community Service- Looking to volunteer in the community? Click HERE for upcoming opportunities and if you would like to submit hours for recognition please click HERE for more information and to access the form.

October 13th PSAT, PACT and PSAT/NMSQT Testing- Irvine Unified School District will be administering FREE PSAT 8/9 to all freshman students, FREE PreACT to all sophomore students, and FREE PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) to all junior students. This testing will take place during the school day. This is an important step as students work towards college and career readiness.

ASB Newsletter- Each month we will be updating our newsletter to include important ASB dates, activities, and information. In our Newsletter this month, you will find information about Club Formation, becoming a Class President, and Freshmen mentor opportunities! Click HERE for the newsletter and email any questions to Mrs. Nguyen, ASB Activities Director, at briannanguyen@iusd.org.

College and Career Information

College Visits

College and Career Calendar

September Newsletter


Set up an appointment

Counselor Office Hours

Nancy Nguyen- Last Names A - O

Every day (Monday - Friday)

8 - 8:30 am

Nguyen's Zoom link

Sam Lane- Last Names P-SH

Wednesday and Thursday

8 - 8:30 am

Lane's Zoom link

Lauren Yadon- Last Names Si - Z

Wednesday and Friday

8 - 8:30 am

Yadon's Zoom link

Middle School Updates

School Counselor Office Hours for Students:

Arushi Amadi

Every day (Monday- Friday)


Amadi's Zoom Link

City of Irvine- Middle School Programs

About Middle School Program (MSP): MSP provides a variety of lunch time, after school programs, individual recreation classes and community service programs. MSP is developed in part with student input and provides students opportunities to participate in exciting and creative activities. About Middle School Youth Action Team (YAT): YAT is an after-school community service based program that encourages students to be actively involved in their community. YAT is a great way to earn volunteer hours, get involved, learn new skills, make new friends and make a difference in the community.

You can follow MSP/ YAT on Instagram: irvinemsp_yat


Search "MSP" in filter box at this link: www.yourirvine.org/

Parent Support Process Group- A 5 week virtual group for parents to come together as a community to strength connections with their child. For more information and to register click HERE. Group starts Sept, 30,2021.